Private Firearms Instruction

Private Firearms Instruction is perfect for individuals of all skill levels who prefer individual or small-group instruction, or who have their own specific learning objectives in mind. We can accommodate up to 4 students in a private lesson.

Schedule a lesson by contacting any of our instructors below.

Meet Your Instructors

Jessica Jones Personal Instructor


NRA, CCW Instructor

Jessica is our Ladies Firearms Instructor. She is an NRA Range Safety Officer and an NRA Basic Pistol Instructor, and she leads our Women’s Wednesday Practical Firearm Training.

If you’re just getting started, or just need some reinforcement, and you prefer a lady’s touch, contact Jessica today!



NRA Certified Firearms Instructor

Joe’s passion for shooting began when he was thirteen years old. His father bought him a Marlin rifle in .22lr. His love for firearms grew and has continued for the past 38 years. Joe is known as the “1911 guy” among the staff. He loves all firearms but has a special place in his heart for 1911’s, third generation Smith and Wessons, lever actions, or whatever else strikes his eye. He believes that everyone should have knowledge of firearms and firearm safety.

As an instructor, Joe wants to educate novices and experienced shooters alike. In his eyes, shooting is about learning new skills, improving on existing skills, gaining self-confidence for personal protection, and having fun! Joe is an avid recreational shooter and enjoys sharing the sport with his 10 year old son. If you are new to firearms or want to expand on your current knowledge, be sure to book a lesson with Joe!

Lou Caballero Personal Instructor


NRA Certified Firearms Instructor

Lou has over 40 years of combined US Navy, Law Enforcement/Fire Service, and Private Security experience. He has since retired from the Pacific Northwest. His goals are to expand his NRA certifications and teach shooters of all experience levels to sharpen their skills.

Lou began “pressing” a trigger at the age of 7 and has been dedicated to shooting sports ever since. He competed on his high school rifle team (yes, that was a thing in the day). Lou is a seasoned first responder, submariner, hostage negotiator, and critical incident manager.  Despite a high-octane career, he brings calm and experience to his firearm instruction, to instill his students with a sense of confidence and success.

Lou has two rules when it come to firearms training. Be safe and have fun.

John Nagy Personal Instructor


NRA Certified Firearms Instructor

John has spent over 30 years career in the United States Marine Corps with deployments in every continent he brings real world experience to the GVR training team. John began teaching firearms and tactics to Marines over three decades ago and ended his career as an aerial gunnery instructor. John has taught Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE) to special warfare operators and high risk of capture personnel and helped write the Navy’s anti-terrorism and hostage survival program (ATAHS).

As a lifelong learner John holds a degree in Military leadership and Firearm Science and has attended the Anti-Terrorism Instructor Course at the JFK Special Warfare Center at Fort Bragg NC. He is a graduate of the Nevada Police Officers Standardized Training (POST) and the Nevada Advance Highway Patrol Academy as well as the Academi Advanced Skills Handgun Course and has graduated from the Gunsite Academy with an expert rating.

John currently is qualified as a NRA training counselor certified to qualify others as NRA instructors in basic pistol, rifle and shotgun, defensive pistol, personal protection in and out of the home and Range Safety officers as well as a Refuse to Be a Victim instructor. He is also a certified gunsmith as well as a Chief Range Safety Officer and a United States Concealed Carry Association associate instructor. John is a NSC Emergency Preparedness instructor, a PILB instructor and is authorized to teach handcuffing, baton and OC spray tactics.

George Heaven Personal Instructor


NRA, CCW, PILB Instructor

George is our new NRA, CCW and PILB Instructor. He knows his Elvis trivia and he owns a ridiculous number of patents for dirigibles and airships.

He’s been a pioneer and policy-maker in the Nevada firearms scene for over a decade.


NRA Certified Firearms Instructor

Marcus developed an interest in firearms as a young kid in upstate New York. He began with a Crosman .177 caliber pellet gun that he used ot shoot cans in his back yard. A nature lover from a young age, Marcus spent his time in the woods with friends shooting, hunting, biking, and having paintball wars. The first true firearm he ever fired was an M1 Garand when he was 12 years old, and from then his interest in firearms took off.

Marcus enjoys historical firearms, particularly cap and ball revolvers of the Civil War era. Regardless, he enjoys firearms of all varieties and believes that a basic knowledge of firearms is an essential skill that everyone should have. Getting started in the field of firearms and self-defense can seem daunting, his advice to you is to take one step at a time and learn gradually. Understanding and learning about firearms is a long process that takes time and dedication. No one can go at it alone and Marcus wants to educate shooters of all experience levels about the subject.

Aside from being an instructor and Range Safety Officer at Green Valley Range, Marcus is a student at UNLV. He enjoys hiking in the mountains and deserts of Southern Nevada. In his free time, he is either shooting, hunting, hiking, photographing wildlife, or reading. Call, text, or email him and he will be happy to hear from you.